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Other Best Android antivirus

Discussion in 'Software' started by Podge4, 27 Sep 2012.

  1. Podge4

    Podge4 Oi, whats your game?

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    I have tried a couple of antivirus apps (avg free and avast free). I have £15 credit on google play store and considered a paid for antivirus app, does anyone know which is best? And do they all work as a firewall too?

    Sent from Bittech Android app
     
  2. Kovoet

    Kovoet What's a Dremel?

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    Avg or lockout
     
  3. hoochy

    hoochy Need moar cooling

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    Currently using the AVG free version on my nexus. Seems pretty unnoticeable when using the tablet (thats a good thing!) So I would think that the paid version should be pretty good too :)
     
  4. murraynt

    murraynt Modder

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    Personally I don't use any. I don't see the point
     
  5. defined

    defined Botch-Job

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    ive always used lookout, its free and seems to work well.

    android antivirus shouldnt be needed unless your installing dodgy apps
     
  6. LoudRex

    LoudRex What's a Dremel?

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    I recommend AVG, works great on my PC's, but also on my Samsung Gio!
     
  7. Apocalypso

    Apocalypso Fully armed and operational.

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    A virus on a mobile? How is that even possible?
     
  8. Andy Mc

    Andy Mc Modder

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    The problem is you can't always be sure if the app you are installing has malware in it. Even apps from Play.

    I currently do not use one but have used Lookout in the past and really liked it. Personally I've avoided Mcafee's products as after they took over wavesecure they revoked my lifetime membership (they did it with a lot of other users too).
     
  9. rollo

    rollo Modder

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    Wondering that myself Apo.
     
  10. Tichinde

    Tichinde Minimodder

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    Another for lookout here too.
     
  11. evti

    evti What's a Dremel?

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    I will be an anomaly and say Avast!, because it provides certain features for free that Lookout wants to charge for in their "premium" subscription. I have never had a virus myself so I don't know first hand, but Avast! has a good reputation from what I've read.
     
  12. Zoon

    Zoon Hunting Wabbits since the 80s

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    [​IMG]

    My first ever, hopefully not too shite. Sums up my feelings well. Must try harder.
     
  13. Picarro

    Picarro What's a Dremel?

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    This is the same as the "Why do I need AV on my Mac" - Yes, not a lot of viruses yet but some time in the future the web will be flooded with Android vira. Better to be protected ahead of time.
     
  14. Shirty

    Shirty W*nker! Super Moderator

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    Right now you'd struggle to get a virus on Android unless you're using torrented apps/games etc.

    But I agree that in the future there will be issues.
     
  15. evti

    evti What's a Dremel?

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    You can be relatively safe if you uncheck "install packages from unknown sources", but there have been instances where malware was actually in the Google Play store
     
  16. ggicollegeindia

    ggicollegeindia What's a Dremel?

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    AVG Anti-Virus Free offers some good features for your Android phone...
     
  17. scott_chegg

    scott_chegg Minimodder

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    No AV on Android phone or tablet and have never had a problem with either.
     
  18. davidbrown1988

    davidbrown1988 Minimodder

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    I use lookout as well on all my android devices.

    1. because you only notice it at all when installing apps.

    2. Because you can track the location of your phone with it if it gets nicked.

    3. You can simply reformat your phone and install lookout and sync all your contacts, photos etc back onto your phone.

    I've used feature 3 at least twice due to the OS corrupting itself randomly and refusing to boot and via rooting the phone. I've also had several mates who wished they'd had this functionality when their phones needed a factory reset.

    All the more important since numbers are rarely stored on SIM anymore.
     
  19. The Monk

    The Monk Minimodder

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    THIS

    I recently changed phone and sim card, I installed my apps from backups taken on my old phone. AVG e-mailed me saying there is a new sim in your phone sim number "xxxxx". Was pretty impressed with that :D
     
  20. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I have all of my contacts as gmail contacts, very safe and simple.
     

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